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Odds on Miss Seeton (#5 Miss Seeton)

Heron Carvic

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FARRAGO
01 November 2017
Fiction & Literature; Classic crime
Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard Stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection. This popular series was created by Heron Carvic; and continued after his death first by Hampton Charles, and later by Hamilton Crane. At the roulette table an elderly, ludicrously made-up woman in dazzling diamonds is making a killing. Who would guess the bejewelled high roller is actually retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, in disguise to help capture a mysterious crime boss? Miss S. must get a good look at the crook's face to produce a sketch for the police, a simple task surely. It's not her fault things escalate, and after half-blinding one baddie with the tail of her mink stole and whacking another with her handbag, she's soon gambling for the very highest stakes - her own life. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella! AUTHOR: Heron Carvic (1913-1980) was an actor and writer, most recognisable today for his voice portrayal of the character Gandalf in the first BBC Radio broadcast version of The Hobbit. He started writing the Miss Seeton novels in the 1960s, after using her in a short story. He later recalled that Miss Seeton upped and demanded a book .
By:   Heron Carvic
Imprint:   FARRAGO
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   5
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781911440710
ISBN 10:   1911440713
Series:   Miss Seeton
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Heron Carvic (1913-1980) was an actor and writer, most recognisable today for his voice portrayal of the character Gandalf in the first BBC Radio broadcast version of The Hobbit. He started writing the Miss Seeton novels in the 1960s, after using her in a short story. He later recalled that Miss Seeton upped and demanded a book .

Reviews for Odds on Miss Seeton (#5 Miss Seeton)

Miss Seeton is a star. * Detroit News * Not since Agatha Christie's Miss Marple has there been a more lovable female dabbler in crime and suspense. * Amarillo News * Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting. * San Francisco Chronicle * This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing. * The Sun * A most beguiling protagonist! * New York Times *


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